In 1831, Abraham Brower supplemented his local stagecoach business by running omnibus lines on the streets of Manhattan.
1832, the New York & Harlem Railroad Company built the nation's first horsecar line along Fourth Avenue in Manhattan. Pictured above is a 23rd Street mule car, circa 1870.
In the early 1890's, the Third Avenue Railroad ran cable cars like the one above.
In 1913, the Marine Railway substituted storage battery cars for its former trolley service in Brooklyn.
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